Angels' Upton to serve as platoon outfielder after Adell's arrival
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Justin Upton might be the odd man out in Anaheim.

With top prospect Jo Adell arriving on the scene, Los Angeles Angels manager Joe Maddon said Upton will platoon with the left-handed Brian Goodwin in the team's final outfield spot, according to Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register.

Mike Trout will remain in center field while Adell is expected to set up shop in right. Upton and Goodwin will split left-field duties.

Upton has two years and $51 million remaining on his contract after this season.

The 32-year-old hit 30 home runs in 2018 during his first full season with the Angels, but it's been mostly downhill since. He hit .215/.309/.416 with 12 home runs in 63 games during an injury-plagued 2019, and he's batting .135 through the first 10 games of 2020.

Goodwin has fared better in the early days of the season, posting a .333 batting average with a pair of homers and a triple in eight games.

Adell will make his major-league debut Tuesday, batting seventh against the Seattle Mariners, Fletcher notes. The Angels selected Adell 10th overall in the 2017 MLB Draft and he's steadily risen through their system ever since. The 21-year-old is currently ranked sixth among all baseball prospects by MLB Pipeline.

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